Y.O.U. was one of 18 organizations that received funding from the Cleveland Indians as part of their effort to honor Larry Doby and reduce youth violence in our community.
Y.O.U. was awarded $100,000 for summer job opportunities in 2017 and 2018 for
City of Cleveland youth.
Larry Doby was the first African-American to play in the American League and the second behind Jackie Robinson to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier.
Complete list of 2017 Larry Doby Youth Fund grant recipients
* America SCORES Cleveland: After-school soccer and journal writing.
* Negro League Baseball Legends Hall of Fame: League Park baseball history youth programming.
* Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland – Bigs in Blue: Mentoring relationships with 4th District police and youth.
* Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland: Building bridges between youth and law enforcement.
* Cleveland Peacemakers Inc.: Mentoring relationships for youth with police officers.
* Cleveland Police Athletic League: Activities that engage police officers and youth.
* College Now Greater Cleveland Inc.: College- and career-advising program for 600 John Adams High School students.
* East End Neighborhood House Association: My Brother, My Sister Cleveland chapter – after-school program for seventh- and eighth-graders.
* Esperanza Inc.: Mentoring programs.
* Friends of Breakthrough Schools: Support for 11 high-performing charter schools.
* Golden Ciphers: Out of school time programs.
* Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry: Health and crime-prevention education programs.
* Ohio Guidestone: Youth and police development programming.
* NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts & Technology: After-school youth-arts programming.
* Partnership For A Safer Cleveland: IMPACT 25 Youth Commission.
* Providence House Inc.: Emergency shelter for children in crisis.
* University Settlement Inc.: SmartY’s program.
* Youth Opportunities Unlimited: Summer job program for youth.